NY Islanders Select Dennis Good Bogg in the Seventh Round of the 2023 NHL Draft

2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7
2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

With the 17th pick in the 7th round (209 overall), the New York Islanders selected defenseman Dennis Good Bogg from AIK of HockeyAllsvenskan. The Islanders love their "overagers," as Good Bogg is a 19-year-old who played for Sweden’s Under-18 team in 2021-22, winning a gold medal. 

What stands out (besides his name), is that similar to Islanders sixth rounder Zachary Schulz, Good Bogg plays an agitating, defensive game. His size (6’ 2, 201 pounds) definitely plays a factor, as he throws the body whenever given an opening and makes it hard for opponents to be creative. What he also has going for him, is that he's an exceptional skater. For someone his size, he's rather agile, with great balance, and can recover defensively rather quickly.

Offense isn’t a strength, but does possess a strong slapshot from the point, and makes a solid first pass. However, beyond that, there isn’t much to write home about. He can walk the blue line very well, but besides that he doesn't take many risks. Regardless, he posted solid numbers, with four goals and 28 points in 39 games last season. As he continues to move up the ranks in Sweden, don't be surprised to see his numbers drop.

Good Bogg has a chance to make it in the NHL - he certainly has the tools, but he needs to expand his skillset (more so offensively). He has a nice game, but it’s currently unspectacular. His ceiling right now is a bottom pairing defenseman or career AHLer.